Secretary of State Hope Andrade announced Tuesday she is stepping down after four years as the chief elections officer in Texas and the first Hispanic woman to hold the office.
A spokeswoman for the Texas Secretary of State says a computer issue in Southeast Texas is the only trouble so far affecting Election Day voters in the state.
Early voting is well underway and already turnout at some North Texas locations is strong. More than 70,000 voters cast ballots today in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties.
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is launching a voter education drive on Wednesday for the 2012 election.
Mexico says that most of the country is safe, and wants Texas to stop telling potential tourists otherwise through ominous-sounding bulletins.